Elevator Accidents

Elevator Accident Lawyer

There are thousands of elevators in every major city. When they malfunction, it can be more than inconvenient–it can be dangerous. People injured in elevator accidents can suffer serious injuries and death. When the injuries are the result of negligence from a third party, the victim may be eligible for compensation.

Call an Experienced Elevator Accident Attorney

To find out if you are eligible for compensation, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced injury lawyer. At the law office of Proner & Proner, lead attorney Mitchell Proner helps clients who suffered an injury in elevator accidents. The firm also files wrongful death lawsuits for those whose loved ones have died. For a free consultation to discuss your legal options, please call the firm or fill out our online contact form to make an appointment.

Causes of Elevator Accidents

Elevator accidents can take many forms. People are injured by:

  • Wet and slippery elevator floors
  • Elevator car stopping above or below the floor
  • Door not opening or door not closing
  • Emergency call button or phone not working
  • Elevator stops between floors
  • Elevator speeds up
  • Ventilation system not working
  • Worn hoists or cables
  • Electric eye not working causing doors to close when passengers are entering or exiting
  • Not inspected as required by the city
  • Swinging elevator doors on older buildings

Who is Liable for Elevator Accidents?

When problems like this are the result of negligence by a building owner, an owner’s employee or a maintenance company, an injured person may be able to claim compensation. When a building is in violation of city building codes, an injured victim may also be eligible to file a claim. When an elevator has a manufacturing defect, an injured person may be able to bring a product liability claim. An attorney can determine which type of legal action will get the best result.

Building Strong Cases

The attorneys at Proner & Proner will determine exactly how and why the malfunction occurred and will investigate the full effect of the resulting injuries in your life. They will then build a strong case seeking maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost income, other costs related to your injury, and in some instances for your pain and suffering. In the case of fatal elevator accidents, they will file a wrongful death claim so that those mourning the death of a loved one can start putting their lives back together again.

Contact Proner & Proner for a Free Consultation

Call the law firm of Proner & Proner to learn how the attorneys can help after an elevator accident, or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.

Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.